Journal of Mahatma Gandhi University of Medical Sciences and Technology

by GN Saxena

Aims & Scope

Journal of Mahatma Gandhi University of Medical Sciences and Technology (JMGUMST) is a peer-reviewed, open access journal, that aims:

  • To promote practice, education and research in the field of health
  • To promote the exchange of current and innovative procedures as well as basic clinical research in all areas
  • To focus on clinical research to enable the researchers to communicate their findings
  • To promote student research in the field of health
Ownership and Management

Journal of Mahatma Gandhi University of Medical Sciences and Technology (JMGUMST) is owned and managed under the auspices of MGUMST Press, Jaipur, JAYPEE being the publisher.

Peer Review Process

All manuscripts undergo a Double-blinded review process. It is ensured that the reviewers are unaware of the names of the authors or the institutes where the research is conducted. The article once submitted will undergo a thorough plagiarism check and an initial check is conducted to ensure that all author instructions are complied with and the guidelines for submission are followed. The manuscript may be returned to the author for corrections, if required to conform to the journal instructions. Once, the article is confirmed, it will undergo editorial review within 1 week. Following this it will then be sent for peer review, which takes 6-8 weeks and the authors will receive the mail from the Editor stating the final decision of the manuscript.

Managing editor who runs the first level of material check processes the manuscript for all components and approves for moving to the next level. On the next level it is checked for suitability for the core readers of JMGUMST by the Editor-in-Chief. Once found suitable, it is assigned to one of the Associate Editors on the editorial board. If the language and the grammar are incorrect, it will be sent first to the Scientific Language editor, who may suggest changes. If this happens, the manuscript will be sent back to the author for corrections and resubmission. Manuscripts not found suitable will not be sent out for review and will be immediately rejected, and authors informed. For articles describing original research in humans and animals, a letter of approval from the Institutional Ethics Committee must accompany these manuscripts or a letter stating that the Institutional Review Board had waived the need for informed consent. 

All research shall be conducted as per the World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki Ethical Principles for Medical Research Involving Human Subjects. (modified in 1983 - see https://www.wma.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/DoH-Oct2013-JAMA.pdf). The research must adhere to the 5 principles of ethics of research: informed consent, voluntary participation, privacy and confidentiality, justice, and beneficence, and right to review.

Publication Frequency

Journal of Mahatma Gandhi University of Medical Sciences and Technology (JMGUMST) publishes tri-annually focussing on education and research in the field of health.

Digital Preservation / Archiving:

JMGUMST provides for long-term digital preservation through PORTICO

Portico is a leading digital preservation service worldwide. The content is preserved as an archival version and is not publicly accessible via Portico, but is provided when required under specific conditions, such as discontinuation of the collection or catastrophic failure of the website.

Indexing and Abstracting

The journal is indexed with, or included in, the following:

Index Copernicus (2019), J-Gate, I2OR

Copyright

The authors hold the copyright of all the editorial content published in this journal from now. All material can be used in part and full for non-commercial output after providing appropriate attribution to the original content of the journal and a link to the licence (CC-BY-NC 4.0). It is mandatory for authors to submit the manuscript along with Commercial Rights Transfer Form.

Licensing

All open access articles published in JMGUMST are distributed under the terms of the CC-BY-NC 4.0 license (Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial 4.0 International License) which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, for non-commercial purposes, provided the original work is properly cited. Under Creative Commons, authors retain copyright in their articles.

Open Access Policy

A comprehensive outlook on open access policy that we follow:

Open access refers to the practice of making peer-reviewed scholarly research and literature freely available online to anyone interested in reading it without any restriction. This Open access publications are freely and permanently available online to anyone with an internet access. Unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium (which is non-commercial) is permitted, provided the author/editor is properly attributed. All the periodicals are deposited immediately upon publication, without any technical, financial, gender limitations, in an agreed format on the journal website as well as archiving and indexing databases as applicable to a journal. All articles are self-archiving, with world-wide access through DOI (Digital Object Identifier) - standardized by the International Organization for Standardization, provided for individual article published.

We are fully archived on PORTICO.

Why open access publishing?

Restricted access to scientific research and advancements through subscription pay wall hinders communication within the scientific community. Moreover, restricted access can also hinder the education and dissemination of scientific knowledge to the aspiring younger generations who are keen to pursue a career in science. Increased productivity and development of science can only be achieved by diffusing knowledge and providing the facilities for creating permanent repositories such as Open Access.

The use of a Creative Commons 4.0 License (CC-BY-NC 4.0) enables user/reader/peer to use the content with clear permission in a way that it can be reused and redistributed as long as the article source is appropriately given credit for non-commercial purpose.

Self-Archiving Policy for Authors

Jaypee Journals follow the policy of open access under the CC-BY-NC 4.0 licence.

Policies and embargo periods may vary from Journal to Journal. Unless otherwise stated on the Journal website author instructions page.

Authors may self-archive versions of their work on their own webpages, on institutional webpages, and in other repositories.

Abstract and Citation information

Authors may reuse the Abstract and how to cite information (e.g. Title, Author name, Publication dates) of their article anywhere at any time including social media such as Facebook, blogs and Twitter, providing a proper acknowledgment is offered and wherever possible a link including the DOI number is included linking back to the article on the Journal/JAYPEE JOURNALS website. This is available in how to cite information on the article online.

Submitted Version

Submitted version (SV) is recognized as the un-refereed author version of an article completed before submission for submission to a journal. This is often referred to as the “preprint” version. The author accepts full responsibility for the article, and the content and layout is set out by the author.

Authors may not make their for-submission version available anywhere at any time. This inhibits posting on their own personal websites, institutional or non-commercial subject based repositories, commercial platforms websites or repositories, and or social media.

Accepted Manuscript

The accepted manuscript (AM) is the final draft author manuscript, as accepted for publication by a journal, including modifications based on referees’ suggestions, it is excluding copy editing and type setting and is often referred to as post-print version. JAYPEE JOURNALS carries this version on ready for production tab.

  • Immediately upload their AM to their own personal webpage (excluding commercial websites and repositories)
  • Immediately upload their AM to their institutional or other non-commercial subject based repositories on the provision that it is not made publicly available until after the specified embargo period (as may be applicable)

In the journals where embargo period is applicable the authors after the completion of the embargo period may:

  • Upload their AM to institutional repository or other non-commercial repositories and make it publicly available.
  • Accepted Manuscripts may not be uploaded or shared on commercial websites or repositories, unless the website or repository has signed a licensing agreement with JAYPEE JOURNALS permitting such uploading or sharing.

Embargo periods

Some of the JAYPEE JOURNALS may have Embargo periods however, this isn't applicable to JMGUMST.

When uploading an accepted manuscript to a repository, authors should include the following acknowledgment as well as a link to the accepted version. This will connect the published version to the AM version in the repository and help ensure that the article is cited correctly.

This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced version of an article accepted for publication in [insert journal title] following peer review. This accepted Version [insert complete citation information here] is available online at: xxxxxxx [insert URL and DOI of the article on the Journal website].

Published Version

Published Version (PV) is defined here as the final typeset and edited version of the journal article that has been made available by JAYPEE JOURNALS on the respective journal website by formally and exclusively putting the article either in ‘online first’ or releasing it as a part of the complete issue of that journal.

The PV as it appears in the journal following copyediting and proof correction may not be deposited by authors in institutional repositories or posted to third party websites and made publicly available unless the article is published on an Open Access model licence (CC-BY-NC 4.0) that allows for such posting. Authors may share their PV with private groups within their institution or through private groups on non-commercial repositories that are signatories to the STM Voluntary principles for article sharing on Scholarly Collaboration Networks (SCN). The PV may not be uploaded or shared on commercial websites or repositories unless the website or repository has signed an agreement with JAYPEE JOURNALS permitting such uploading or sharing.

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

This Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement is based on the Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors as per Committee on Publication Ethics, 2011, ICMJE & WAME. Please visit Policy page for greater details.

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Journal Detail

    ISSN
    Speciality General Medicine
    DOI 10.5005/jp-journals-10057
Editor-in-Chief

GN Saxena
Dean, MGMCH
Professor, Department of Medicine
Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Hospital, Jaipur
Jaipur
principal.medical@mgmch.org

Patron

Prof ML Swarankar
Emeritus Chairperson
Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Hospital, Jaipur

Padamshree Dr RP Soonawala
Ex-Chairperson
Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Hospital, Jaipur

Chief Advisor

Dr Vikas Swarankar
Chairperson
Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Hospital, Jaipur

Advisors

Prof MC Misra
President
Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Hospital, Jaipur

Prof Sudhir Sachdev
Pro-President
Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Hospital, Jaipur

Dr Hari Gautam
Director
Advanced Academic Affairs
Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Hospital, Jaipur

Associate Editors
Nikhil Marwah
Professor and Head
Department of Pediatric & Preventive Dentistry
Mahatma Gandhi Dental College and Hospital, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Prof Munish Kakkar
Professor & head
Dept of Pediatrics
Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Hospital, Jaipur

Prof Swati Garg
Professor& Head
Dept of Obst & Gynaecology
Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Hospital, Jaipur

Prof Aparna Garg
Professor& Head
Department of Physiology
Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Hospital, Jaipur

Prof Rajat Vohra
Professor
Department of community Medicine
Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Hospital, Jaipur

Prof Bushra Fiza
Professor
Department of Biochemistry
Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Hospital, Jaipur
International Advisory Board
Jagat Narula
Trustee; Director, Cardiovascular Imaging Program; Editor-in- Chief
American College of Cardiology; Mount Sinai Cardiovascular Institute; JACC: CV Imaging, New York, USA

Anand Arya
Associate Professor
Department of Aneasthesia and Pain Management India
King's College, London

Anil Dubey
Professor
Obsterics and Gynecology
Director IVF Lab, St George

HB Kapila
Consultant
Department of Hand and Microsurgery
Sydney, Australia

Kishore Chandiraman
Consultant
Psychiatry

Russel Dsouza
Head, Asia Pacific Bioethics Division,UNESCO
Executive Director and Dean,Professor of Psychological Medicine
Melbourne, Australia

Sanjeev Gupta
Consultant
Albert Einstein University
USA
National Advisory Board
GC Khilnani
Professor, Department of Pulmonary Medicine and Sleep Disorders
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Manohar Gupta
Consultant
Department of Chest and Tuberculosis
SDMH, Jaipur

Rajeev Gupta
Director Research
EHCC, Jaipur

Suresh Sharma
Consultant
ENT
AIIMS, DELHI

Umesh Jindal
Consultant
PGI, Chandigarh

Dr Sandeep Kumar
Professor
Consultant Surgeon & Epidemiologist
Bhopal

Padamshree Dr Rajan
SGPGI

Dr Vinod Jain
Dean, Faculty Of Para-Medical- Sciences
KGMU, lucknow
Editorial Board
Anshuman Jamdade
Professor and Head
Department of Oral Medicine & Radiology
Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Hospital, Jaipur

Anusha Vohra
Professor and Head
Department of Pharmacology
Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Hospital, Jaipur

Ashish Yadav
Professor and Head
Department of Periodontology
Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Hospital, Jaipur

BM Gupta
Professor and Head
Department of Forensic Medicine
Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Hospital, Jaipur

BS Sharma
Professor and Head
Department of Neurosurgery
Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Hospital, Jaipur

Brijesh Sharma
Professor and Head
Department of General Surgery
Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Hospital, Jaipur

Bhoopendra Nath Sharma
Professor and Head
Department of community Medicine
Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Hospital, Jaipur

Buddhi Prakash
Professor and Head
Department of Plastic Surgery
Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Hospital, Jaipur

DD Jethava
Professor and Head
Emergency Department
Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Hospital, Jaipur

DC Gupta
Professor and Head
Department of Ophthalmology
Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Hospital, Jaipur

D.P Singh
Professor and Head
Dept of Hospital administration
Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Hospital, Jaipur

Deepak Raisingani
Professor and Head
Department of Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics
Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Hospital, Jaipur

Durga Jethava
Professor and Head
Department of Aneasthesia
Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Hospital, Jaipur

Gaurav Goyal
Professor and Head
Department of Cardiac Aneasthesia
Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Hospital, Jaipur

Giriraj Soni
Principal
College of Nursing
Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Hospital, Jaipur

Harsh Vardhan
Professor and Head
Department of Cardiology
Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Hospital, Jaipur

Hemant Mishra
Professor and Head
Department of Radiodiagnosis
Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Hospital, Jaipur

Hemant Malhotra
Professor and Head
Department of Medical Oncology
Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Hospital, Jaipur

Kamal Bajaj
Professor and Head
Department of Orthodontics
Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Hospital, Jaipur

Mahesh Mishra
Professor and Head
Department of Respiratory Medicine
Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Hospital, Jaipur

MC Baberwal
Professor
Department of Radiodiagnosis
Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Hospital, Jaipur

Maheep Sinha
Professor and Head
Department of Biochemistry
Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Hospital, Jaipur

ML Yadav
Professor and Head
Department of Pathology
Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Hospital, Jaipur

Manisha Nijhawan
Professor and Head
department of Skin and VD
Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Hospital, Jaipur

Narendra Pediyar
Dean, MGDCH, Professor and Head
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Hospital, Jaipur

Nootan Shukla
Professor and Head
Department of Surgical Oncology
Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Hospital, Jaipur

Puneent Rhijwani
Professor and Head
Department of General Medicine
Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Hospital, Jaipur

RK Sureka
Professor and Head
Department of Neurology
Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Hospital, Jaipur

R.K Chaturvedi
Professor and Head
Department of Radiotherapy
Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Hospital, Jaipur

Ramesh Chand Gupta
Professor Emeritus
Department of Physiology
Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Hospital, Jaipur

RP Busar
Professor and Head
Department of Anatomy
Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Hospital, Jaipur

RP Chobey
Professor and head
Department of GI Surgery
Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Hospital, Jaipur

Salim Naqvi
Principal
College of physiotherapy
Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Hospital, Jaipur

SK Meena
Principal
College of Occupational Therapy
Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Hospital, Jaipur

Subash Nepalia
Professor and Head
Department of Gastroenterology
Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Hospital, Jaipur

Shashi Kala Chaturvedi
Professor Emeritus
Department of Cardiac Aneasthesia
Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Hospital, Jaipur

SP Gupta
Professor and head
Department of Orthopaedics
Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Hospital, Jaipur

Suraj Godara
Professor and head
Department of Nephrology
Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Hospital, Jaipur

Sumanth Prasad
Professor and Head
Department of Public Health Dentistry
Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Hospital, Jaipur

Tanjul Saxena
Principal
Colllege of Hospital Administration
Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Hospital, Jaipur

Tarun Ojha
Professor and Head
Department of ENT
Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Hospital, Jaipur

TC Sadasukhi
Professor and Head
Department of Urology
Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Hospital, Jaipur

Usha Shekhawat
Professor and Head
Department of Reproductive Medicine
Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Hospital, Jaipur

Usha Acharya
Professor and Head
Department of Neonatology
Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Hospital, Jaipur

Vikas Gaur
Professor and Head
Department of Psychiatry
Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Hospital, Jaipur

Ved Prakash Mamoria
Professor and Head
Department of Microbiology
Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Hospital, Jaipur

Vikram Kumar Jain
Professor and Head
Department of Respiratory Medicine
Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Hospital, Jaipur

Vikas Singh
Professor and Head
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Hospital, Jaipur
Managing Editor

Devwart Chauhan
Publishing Editor
Devwart.Chauhan@jaypeebrothers.com

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